Cult Of Luna Announce 2022 European/UK Tour With Alcest & Svalbard

Cult Of Luna have announced a 2022 European/UK tour. Alcest and Svalbard will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

02/24 Copenhagen, DEN – Store Vega
02/25 Berlin, GER – Huxleys
02/26 Krakow, POL – Klub Studio
02/27 Warsaw, POL – Progresja
02/28 Prague, CZE – Roxy
03/01 Vienna, AUT – Arena
03/02 Ljubljana, SLO – Kino Siska
03/04 Lausanne, SWI – Les Docks
03/05 Stuttgart, GER – Im Wizemann
03/06 Munich, GER – Muffathalle
03/07 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
03/08 Munster, GER – Skates Palace
03/09 Utrecht, NET – Tivoli
03/10 Kortrijk, BEL – Depart
03/11 Paris, FRA – L’Olympia
03/12 London, UK – The Forum (‘Beyond The Redshift‘)

Cult Of Luna’s Johannes Persson commented:

“When we walked off stage in Mexico City in early spring of 2020 we had no idea that it would be our last show for almost two years.

We have since announced one tour and had to move it to the end of 2022.

Now, we can finally announce a tour for early next year that will make up for all the lost time.

In a way it feels like we need to re-conquer that stage and with Alcest and Svalbard it feels less of a burden.

We’re more than grateful that we have such amazing, solid artists to help us retake it.

As if just going on tour doesn’t feel unreal enough, it still hasn’t sunk in that we are playing the Olympia in Paris.

If there’s any such thing as holy ground in music then this venue definitely qualifies into that category.

But wait… there’s even more: eight years after our first Beyond the Redshift festival in London, we’re doing it again.

The line-up is curated by us and we are determined to bring you a bunch of our favourite artists and bands you didn’t know you were a fan of.

Bands are being booked as I write this and we’re going to announce the full line-up later this summer.

It will be la grande finale of the tour and we hope to see you there.

– Johannes, Cult of Luna“

Cult Of Luna Postpone European Tour With Caspian & Holy Fawn To 2022

Cult Of Luna have postponed their European tour with Caspian and Holy Fawn. The trek is now scheduled for October 2022.

Tour Dates:

10/02 Esch-sur-Alzette, LUX – Rockhal
10/03 Cologne, GER – Live Music Hall
10/04 Geneva, SWI – Alhambra
10/05 Toulouse, FRA – Le Metronum
10/06 Biarritz, FRA – L’Atabal
10/07 Barcelona, SPA – AMFest
10/08 Madrid, SPA – But
10/09 Porto, POR – AmpliFest
10/11 Nantes, FRA – Le Stereolux
10/12 Lille, FRA – Le’Aeronef
10/13 Strasbourg, FRA – La Laiterie
10/14 Zwolle, NET – Hedon
10/15 Leipzig, GER – Felsenkeller
10/16 Wrolcaw, POL – A2
10/17 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
10/19 Athens, GRE – Fuzz Club (no Caspian)

Bossk To Release New Album “Migration” In June, Premiere “Menhir” Music Video

Bossk have announced that their new album “Migration” will be released on June 18. With this news, the band have also released a new song titled “Menhir.” That track features Cult Of Luna‘s Johannes Persson and an official video for it can be found below:

“Migration” Track Listing:

01. “White Stork”
02. “Menhir”
03. “Iter”
04. “HTV-3”
05. “Kibo”
06. “Lira”
07. “Unberth”

In other news, Bossk have also booked a UK tour with Dvne:

12/12 Nottingham, UK – Bodega
12/13 Bristol, UK – The Exchange
12/14 Birmingham, UK – Mama Roux’s
12/15 London, UK – The Garage
12/16 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
12/17 Manchester, UK – Deaf Institute
12/18 Glasgow, UK – Ivory Blacks

Cult Of Luna Announce European Tour With Caspian & Holy Fawn

Cult Of Luna have announced an October 2021 European tour with Caspian and Holy Fawn. The band will be touring in support of their new EP “The Raging River,” which will be released on February 5.

Tour Dates:

10/04 Esch-sur-Alzette, LUX – Rockhal
10/05 Geneva, SWI – Alhambra
10/06 Toulouse, FRA – Le Metronum
10/07 Biarritz, FRA – Atabal
10/08 Barcelona, SPA – AMfest
10/09 Madrid, SPA – Shoko
10/10 Porto, POR – Amplifest
10/12 Nantes, FRA – Stereolux
10/13 Lille, FRA – Aeronef
10/14 Strasbourg, FRA – La Laiterie
10/15 Zwolle, NET – Hedon
10/16 Leipzig, GER – Felsenkeller
10/17 Wroclaw, POL – A2
10/18 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
10/20 Athens, GRE – Fuzz Club (no Caspian)

Cult Of Luna To Release “The Raging River” In February

Cult Of Luna will be releasing a new EP titled “The Raging River“ on February 5. The effort comes with five tracks including “Inside Of A Dream,” which features Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees, etc.)

“The Raging River” Track Listing:

01. “Three Bridges”
02. “What I Leave Behind”
03. “Inside Of A Dream” (feat. Mark Lanegan)
04. “I Remember”
05. “Wave After Wave“

Johannes Persson commented:

“‘The Raging River‘ feels more like a bridge. A midpoint that needs to be crossed so we can finish what we started with ‘A Dawn To Fear‘. It’s a seamless continuation of the writing process and the creative mindset that has guided us for the last couple of years.
It’s been an interesting as well as an introspective way of working, having our instinct leading the way and then having to figure out where it takes us.

But not only has it been a linear journey, some aspects of it is clearly circular. We have been a fan of Mark Lanegan for many years. So in 2005 when we wrote the song ‘And With Her Came The Birds‘ we had his voice in mind and the working title was ‘The Lanegan Song‘. But we were not many years over 20 and our lack of self-confidence prevented us from even daring to ask.

It took fifteen years for us to get the guts to ask him. Hearing his voice on ‘Inside Of A Dream‘ is nothing more than feeling that we’re inside of a dream.”

Cult Of Luna Share “A Dawn To Fear” Short Film

Cult Of Luna have created a new short film by combining their official videos for “Lay Your Head To Rest” and “The Silent Man.” The clip is named after their latest album “A Dawn To Fear” and it can be seen below. Johannes Persson commented:

“The narrative for the ‘A Dawn To Fear‘ short film was written as a continuous story spread out over two songs (“Lay Your Head to Rest” and “The Silent Man“). Because of the hard work that was put in by numerous people it deserves to be viewed in it’s intended form. That is why I’m excited that it’s finally available as the 18 min piece it was written as.”

Cult Of Luna Announce North American Tour With Emma Ruth Rundle & Intronaut

Cult Of Luna have announced a headlining North American tour. Emma Ruth Rundle and Intronaut will open.

Tour Dates:

02/25 Dallas, TX – Trees
02/26 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
02/28 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
02/29 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
03/01 New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
03/02 Montreal, QC – Corona
03/03 Toronto, ON – Opera House
03/04 Chicago, IL – Metro
03/05 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
03/06 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
03/07 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
03/09 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
03/10 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre (no Intronaut)
03/11 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
03/13 Mexico City, MEX – Auditorio Blackberry (Cult Of Luna only)

Cult Of Luna’s Johannes Persson On As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis: “How Is That Not A Person You Now Don’t Want Anything To Do With In Your Entire Life”

Cult Of Luna’s Johannes Persson is the latest artist to comment on As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis‘ controversial return to music. The singer infamously tried to hire a hitman to kill his former wife in 2013 and was released from prison in December 2016. Though he didn’t mention him by name, Persson said that when someone does something horrible like that it is hard to understand why anyone would want anything to do with them.

Persson said the following during an interview with The Quietus:

“The background that I’m from – the musical background – was very much integrated with a lot of ethics and it was a very political scene too, which when you come from that kind of scene you think that everybody else thinks the same way in a sense.

So, for example, when a person that just tried to [have his wife killed] – something that happened just a couple of years ago – is out touring and people are happy to have a forgive and forget attitude about it? I cannot get my head around it. I cannot. How is that not a person you now don’t want anything to do with in your entire life?

How can [journalists] write about that band? There are a thousand other bands you can write about. How can you go to their show? How can they not be constantly questioned every single day about it? I don’t understand because with my background we call bullshit on people.

However, it might not sound like it, but I’m all for second chances, as long as that person has shown deep regret and I think that some time must-have passed before you can actually see if a person is sincere enough, and most of all you see it through their actions, not through their words.

For example, OK, let’s talk about this case right now – I’m not even going to say his name – but if you’re sincerely sorry, like I said: fine. Take all your proceedings, everything from every tour and donate it to a battered women’s shelter. Of course, you can take enough to make ends meet but just saying, ‘I’m sorry’, doesn’t cut it, especially when your band called you a sociopath before.

That’s how they work. They adapt to what fits them at this moment. I’m not buying it. You donate your money – at least that’s an action, that’s something that shows you’re going to do something that’s not for yourself. This is also about those coward fucking band members who threw shit on him one second and then when their other band didn’t work well [they welcomed him back] – money talks. That’s how it works.”

[via The PRP]

More Bands Added To 2020 Roadburn Festival

A number of artists have been added to the 2020 Roadburn Festival including: Red Sparowes, Miserable, NGHTCRWLR, Cloud Rat, Russian Circles, Warhorse, Brutus, Hante., Rorcal, Alber Jupiter, Die Wilde Jagd, and Dead Neanderthals. The event will take place on April 16-19 in Tilburg, NET and it will be curated by Emma Ruth Rundle and James Kent (Perturbator), who both have special sets planned. Full Of Hell and Lingua Ignota will also be playing special sets as the artists in residence. Hide, Boy Harsher, HEALTH, She Past Away, and more will perform as well.